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SSDalloc hybrid memory allocator

It looks a lot more exciting than previous aims at using SSD as RAM. Here's the gist of it from this article:

"SSDAlloc changes the way that programs look for data in a computer, according to Princeton graduate student Anirudh Badam. Flash memory is much faster than a hard drive, but that led to bottlenecking, which has limited its potential applications. The researchers say SSDAlloc moves flash memory up in the internal hierarchy of computer data, and tells the computer to consider it a larger, slower version of RAM. "Our system monitors what the host system is doing and moves it into and out of RAM automatically," Pai says."

I think this has the potential to make hard drives obsolete, and even opens up the possibility of on-board hard drives (seems to be encouraging them actually, seeing as how it is now the interface speed that is the new bottleneck. That's as easy to fix as PcIE). I also read somewhere that this can improve the lifespan of the "moving" parts by up to x32.

edit: there was no general software forum.
Edited by un-midas touch - 9/1/12 at 10:42pm
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